Automotive News Head to Heads & Advice 

SUVs with Third-Row Seating

The expansion of many SUV seating capacity from five to seven or eight by adding third-row seating is something that has become common practice in the automotive industry. While these SUVs with third-row seating have a larger footprint, they are also more practical for those with larger families or extended friend bases, or those looking for more cargo space (as the third row often folds or is removable).   Volvo XC90 The Volvo XC90 offers creature comforts, the ultimate in safety from the Swedish car maker, and premium standard features….

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Automotive News 

Report: Next generation Mazda CX-9 to receive turbo four-banger, a new luxury sedan possible too?

A new report is in from CarAdvice who received word that Mazda is preparing some big changes with the CX-9, a model in the brand’s portfolio that is getting needier and needier for a complete redesign. According to the report, the new Mazda CX-9 will receive a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the next generation model, supposedly due around 2016. The current CX-9 has been with us since 2007 and has recently underwent another refresh. Though no official decisions are currently in existence. But the rumor also is that the CX-9…

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Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

2014 Mazda CX-9 AWD Take Two Review

The crossover SUV has indubitably become a major staple in the automobile industry, so much in fact, that every automobile critic and enthusiast cried “blasphemy” when it gained significant popularity in the 1990s. Blasphemy, because many lines of definition have been skewed in the process, altering individuality–“is it an SUV? Is it a wagon? Is it a sedan? No, it’s all of them in one!” Fast forward over a decade and a crossover SUV can be spotted several times a minute. As a result of their unrivaled commonality, the crossover…

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Test Drive Reviews 

2014 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive

Need a minivan but don’t really want a minivan? Don’t plan to go off road? Prefer driving a car–something that looks good and handles fairly well–but also like the taller ride height offered by CUVs? And still really need that third row? Well, take a close look at the Mazda CX-9. The Mazda CX-9 was originally introduced in 2007 and received a major refresh in 2013. It carries on mostly unchanged into 2014, but with the addition of a new rear cross-traffic alert system. The CX-9 shares the same platform…

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